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Sexual Medicine and Reconstructive Urology Fellowship

The sexual medicine and reconstructive urology fellowship program aims to train fellows in the cognitive and technical skills necessary to be competent in the practice of sexual medicine. The prototypical training program consists of two major phases (or assignments): 

  • Basic training (12 months) – Full-time, continuous in-office and operating room exposure for the basic diagnostic and therapeutic management of sexual disorders. 
  • Advanced training (12 months) – Full-time, continuous in-office and operating room exposure for the diagnostic and therapeutic management of sexual disorders, performed at an advanced level.  
  • Research – During the course of the two-year program, trainees will also be involved in ongoing basic scientific or clinical research related to the field of sexual medicine. 

In special circumstances involving a candidate who has achieved post-residency clinical and surgical proficiencies, a modified training program may be designed at the discretion of the Program Director. 

By the end of training, trainees should be able to execute graduate medicine competency-based goals and objectives. It is expected that graduates of this program will establish a career in academics or in a similar arena and will make major contributions in the field of sexual medicine. This may include leadership roles, publications, lectures and training, and high-level clinical practice, such as performing prosthetic surgeries or pelvic/genital reconstruction. 

  • Accreditation: The program has met approval of requirements for equivalency by the Graduate Medical Education Committee of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. It is also certified by the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. 

  • Arthur L. Burnett, MD, MBA, FACS, Program Director 
    Patrick C. Walsh Professor in Urology, 
    Professor, Oncology Center 
    Director, Basic Science Laboratory in Neurourology 
    Director, Sexual Medicine Fellowship Program 
    Faculty Member, Cellular and Molecular Medicine Graduate Training Program 
    Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. 

    Trinity J. Bivalacqua, M.D, Ph.D. 
    R. Christian B. Evensen Professor 
    Director of Urologic Oncology 
    Associate Professor of Urology, Surgery, and Oncology 
    Associate Program Director Urologic Oncology Fellowship 

    Dr. Amin S. Herati, MD 
    Assistant Professor of Urology 
    Director of Male Infertility 
    Director of Men's Health 

  • Performed 

    • Penile implant 
    • Penile plication 
    • Plaque incision/excision and grafting 
    • Priapism shunting 
    • Penile fracture repair 
    • Varicocele ligation 
    • Vasectomy reversal 
    • Vasectomy 
    • Testicular sperm extraction (TESE) 
    • Percutaneous sperm extraction 
    • Penile vibratory stimulation 
    • Other: Urethroplasty, vesicovaginal fistula repair, continent urinary diversion, genital reconstruction, pelvic floor reconstruction, anti-incontinence surgery 

    Other Procedures Performed 

    • Duplex/doppler ultrasound 
    • Penile deformity assessment 
    • Intracavernosal injections 
    • Intralesional injections 

    Research Training 

    Research activities range from basic science studies to clinical trials. Previous areas of focus include:  

    • Basic science work focusing on molecular pathways and signaling mechanisms of the erection response and erectile tissue health  
    • Translational studies based on scientific discovery 
    • Clinical research projects such as sexual function outcome studies and investigator-initiated interventional studies 
    • Clinical trials with various industry sponsors in diverse areas of sexual medicine 
  • Eligible applicants will have: 

    • Completed an accredited urology residency program 
    • Demonstrated U.S. citizenship or appropriate visa status 
    • Demonstrated evidence of excellence in academic and other endeavors 
    • Indicated commitment to an academic research career in urology 
  • Zena Godfrey 
    Sr. Administrative Coordinator 

  • Jeffrey D. Campbell, M.D. (2017-2019)  
    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology 

    Dorota Hawksworth, M.D, M.B.A. (2017-2019) 
    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology 

    April Adams Szafran, M.D., Ph.D. (2017-2018) 
    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology 

    Laith Alzweri, M.D. (2016-2017) 
    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Erectile and Ejaculatory Dysfunctions Caused by Environmental Toxicants 
    Fellow, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 

    Miguel A. Pineda, M.D. (2015-2016) 
    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Assessing ‘Failure to Cure’ after penile prosthesis surgery 
    Staten Island Northwell, New York, NY 

    Jacob Khurgin, D.O. (2014-2015) 
    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology 
    Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, Brooklyn, NY 

    Brian V. Le, M.D., M.A. (2013-2014) 
    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Study of osteocalcin as a novel regulator of testosterone production 
    Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 

    Robert L. Segal, M.D., D.M. (2011-2013) 
    Post-Doctoral Fellow in Urology; Urologic prosthetic surgery 
    Chesapeake Urology Associates, Baltimore, MD 

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